VIDEO: OPINION: Five matches where it all went wrong for Mansfield Town’s promotion dream

Stags boss David Flitcroft.
Stags boss David Flitcroft.

When David Flitcroft took over after what proved to be a disastrous decision by Steve Evans to quit at the end of February, Mansfield Town were fourth and pressing hard for the third automatic promotion place.

Fast forward a couple of months and the Stags have not only missed out on that top prize, but also the seemingly secure consolation prize of a play-off place.